MIDDLE-ranking gardai are to consider pulling out of the talks on an extension to the Croke Park Agreement on public sector reform.
The national executive of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors will hold a special meeting today to discuss the issue, the association's general secretary John Redmond said. Management had confirmed that they would be seeking savings on payments but Mr Redmond said there was nothing in any of the savings that they could bring back to their members.
Racism at taxi ranks
THERE is anecdotal evidence of racism at taxi ranks, particularly the one on Dublin's O'Connell Street, the head of the National Transport Authority (NTA) admits.
Gerry Murphy, the CEO of the NTA, told the Dail Public Accounts Committee his organisation was aware of some evidence, but said it was a matter for the gardai.
Putting Playboy first
MODEL Rosanna Davison is putting US 'Playboy' ahead of her wedding plans. She told the Irish Independent that she's taking a relaxed approach to her big day with fiancee Wesley Quirke.
Davison is more focused on her upcoming meeting with Hugh Hefner. The 28-year-old is expected to fly over to the Playboy mansion in March with her agent to discuss what her spread in the men's magazine will entail.
Museum plan for city
STREET traders on Dublin's Moore Street have weighed in behind relatives of the 1916 Rising leaders who are trying to preserve the area as a national monument.
The Moore Street Traders Committee voted in favour of a proposal to build a commemorative centre and museum on the site of numbers 14 to 17 on the street.
Business for Shannon
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) wants to operate three times weekly through Shannon Airport. The airline is seeking tenders for the provision of ground handling services with the intention of operating three transit flights a week.
The airline plans to have its Karachi to New York JFK service stop in Shannon three times a week.
Store destroyed in fire
Several business premises had to be evacuated after fire destroyed a second-hand clothes shop and upstairs apartment in the village of Dalkey, Co Dublin.
No one was hurt after the blaze raced through the New to You shop in Convent Road shortly after 4pm.